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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 10-25-2012 04:57 PM 1991 views 13 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has suggested on several occasions that I sculpt some wall hanging pieces for around the house. I had 9 pieces of “test” work in my scrap bin that were from previous experimental sculptings that I wanted to do before incorporating them in a box design.
I took them out of the scrap bin and did a wee bit of fine tunung, sanding and finishing and then put wall hanging hooks on them.
One of our friends saw them and wanted to buy all 9. SOLD…
Here is the next one I just completed from a small board I had in the shop.
The design gears in my brain are churning away at full speed cause I am seeing these in numerous different sizes and shapes that are not confined to the dimensions and proportions of a box.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work





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wofowood

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 05:14 PM

I really enjoy the movement that you have given them. What finish are you using??

-- If my work inspires you, please share your creation with me.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 05:27 PM

A whole new Lin for your spare time :-)

Looks great.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 06:12 PM

Ah, the evolution of your art!

I also like the fact that it allows you the opportunity to use-up leftover or spare materials.

Did you happen to snap a picture of the 9-pieces you sold? Congratulations on that sale, by the way.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 06:13 PM

Very nice—also, nice to see you’re branching out (so to speak).

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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shopmania

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 06:36 PM

Looks super nice!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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JoeyG

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#6 posted 10-25-2012 06:58 PM

I would proudly display one of the on my wall. A 6ft one would look real nice over my new fish tank.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 10-25-2012 07:17 PM

Greg, this is a great innovation for your work. I have thought for some time you were doing art that just happened to be a box. Why not do art? I am eager to see what you come up with once you are free completely from the furniture and box mold. A free standing piece might also be a possibility. If nothing else it could inform your box and furniture ideas.

I still think boxes and furniture are easier to sell, but there is a lot to be said for the freedom to explore the art market with your work. I am always fascinated with the changes and evolution of the work of fellow Lumber Jocks. Have you looked at the work of this guy? Jeffro does more found sort of art, but you might like seeing what he does. The settings for his photos are also great. Keep “arting” and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Charles Maxwell

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#8 posted 10-25-2012 08:30 PM

Absolutely love it! Brilliant design and superb execution.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 10-25-2012 09:14 PM

Artistry at its best.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 10-25-2012 09:37 PM

Wofowood…I use a spray can lacquer mostly but I am planning on some different finished on the wall sculptures.

Monte…what kind of time is that…?

Jonathan…I did not take pictures of the 9 small pieces…I never thought of them as more than experiments for my box designs. I wanted to make some hanging things for the walls of the house and take a few to some shows my wife and I am doing…but they never made it to the shows.

HillbillyShooter…It is nice to create a variety of pieces in addition to my boxes…and one type of work will always give me ideas that can be implemented in to another..

Joey…Thanks…that is a kind compliment…How is the fish tank coming? My son collects frogs and has 16 frog tanks….and I am afraid to ask how many frogs. I remember when was younger and living at home he had a big frog tank I built for him …and we always were finding crickets around the house….frofs love cricckets and crickets love to escape.

Boxguy…I have had excellent results selling my boxes through different sources and most certainly do not want to get too sidetracked with other pieces…I just have so much fun sculpting and my wife keeps coming up with suggestions for other sculpted pieces. I like the design ideas that I have envisioned from these wall hangers and how they can be incorporated into my box sculpting. A variety of sculpting for the shows and galleries is also a good idea. I have seem Jeffros work and he has some awesome pieces.

Charles…thanks…all I am doing is having entirely too much fun.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 10-26-2012 12:24 AM

WOW, that’s a fantastic wall art, Greg. What’s the size?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#12 posted 10-26-2012 12:33 AM

LittlePaw…thanks…! It is 17×6

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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tinnman65

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#13 posted 10-26-2012 12:40 AM

Very nice , I love the design. I bet this is something that would work on a larger scale also.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 10-26-2012 01:21 AM

That is a great idea and a beautiful piece. I don’t see any way to improve on that finish! Joey- Get started on yours. I agree that a 6 foot version would look great over your new tank!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Granddaddy1

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#15 posted 10-26-2012 02:55 AM

Greg that’s beautiful!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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